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Danish clean energy fund draws US$700m from Nordic investors eyeing Asia and LATAM
17 May 2019 at 1:03pm
Fund management firm Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has established a new fund to invest in greenfield renewable energy infrastructure primarily in Asia and Latin America, with expectations of reaching US$1 billion by the final close.



Huawei’s SUN2000 15-20KTL series smart inverter wins 2019 Intersolar Award
17 May 2019 at 12:46pm
Major PV inverter manufacturer, Huawei Technologies Co was selected as one of the three winners of the Intersolar AWARD 2019 for its SUN2000 15-20KTL series smart string inverter for commercial applications.



EU to support islands’ renewable energy dreams
17 May 2019 at 12:22pm
Islands in the EU can now benefit from a support mechanism for new renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, while island-focused secretariat visits Menorca and Italian islands.



Pivot Energy awarded 11 project, 29MW PV pipeline in Illinois
17 May 2019 at 3:02am
Pivot Energy has been awarded 11 community solar projects in Illinois with a combined generation capacity of 29.3MW. The installations were awarded through the Illinois Adjustable Block Lottery Program.



Recurrent Energy sells equity stake in 134MW PV project in California
17 May 2019 at 2:04am
Recurrent Energy has sold its equity stake in the 134MW Mustang solar project to the Renewable Power Group of Goldman Sachs Asset Management. This agreement wraps up Recurrent Energy's sale of equity stakes in the 973MW portfolio of California solar projects that came online in 2016.



Intersolar 2019: Italian PV eyes multi-gigawatt comeback
16 May 2019 at 6:48pm
Could subsidy-free revive Italy's industry after years of paralysis? Association ANIE Rinnovabili walks PV Tech through the road ahead for Europe’s slumbering PV giant.



GCL-SI expects China to install 25GW in H2 2019
16 May 2019 at 3:28pm
Rush in Asian state could lead to an increase in module prices of 10-15%.



Risen embarks on HDT journey with eye on tech cost-cutting
16 May 2019 at 3:21pm
Risen Energy launched its Heterojunction Double-sided Technology module at Intersolar Europe and immediately called for collective efforts to drive down its cost.



ABB unveils blockchain inverter pilot as tech emerges from buzzword status
16 May 2019 at 2:49pm
Inverter manufacturer ABB has launched a blockchain pilot to examine how the technology could boost the role of solar in peer-to-peer energy trading and smart grids.



Intersolar 2019: Floating solar frontrunners claim first victories
16 May 2019 at 2:33pm
BayWa r.e.’s solar boats and Ocean Sun’s panel membranes contend for spotlight at packed session in Munich, with audience probing into costs.



ROUND-UP: Solar leads digital era, Energix buying from First Solar, Canadian Solar financing
16 May 2019 at 1:00pm
DNV GL says solar industry most advanced energy sector to drive digital transformation, Canadian Solar secures US$50 million term loan from Credit Suisse, Energix plans US$120 million module deal with First Solar.



UK Labour Party unveils new commitment to install PV on 1.75 million homes
16 May 2019 at 12:49pm
Plans would see solar installed on 1 million social homes in bid to tackle fuel poverty.




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Vote Solar report finds Gov. Cuomo’s 6-GW solar goal would create thousands of new jobs in New York
17 May 2019 at 7:29pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Gov. Cuomo’s ambitious goal to develop 6 gigawatts of solar energy in New York by 2025 would not just benefit the environment but would create more than 11,000 new jobs and generate billions of dollars in economic benefits for the state and local governments, a new report from the non-profit organization Vote Solar reveals. “New… The post Vote Solar report finds Gov. Cuomo’s 6-GW solar goal would create thousands of new jobs in New York appeared first on Solar Power World.

Solar-Log releases new monitoring hardware at Intersolar Munich
17 May 2019 at 5:38pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
A new generation of solar plant monitoring hardware was unveiled by Solar-Log this week at Intersolar in Munich – the Solar-Log Base. When combined with the new Solar-Log WEB Enerest 4.0, which is coming later this year, these products will mean easier and more powerful solar monitoring and energy management. The Solar-Log Base provides a… The post Solar-Log releases new monitoring hardware at Intersolar Munich appeared first on Solar Power World.

Spokane Tribe celebrates Children of the Sun Solar Initiative with GRID Alternatives Solar installations are underway on homes and tribal community buildings
17 May 2019 at 2:00pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
The Spokane Tribe of Indians is bringing together tribal leaders and project partners to celebrate the Children of the Sun Solar Initiative (COSSI). In 2016, the Cayuse Mountain Fire burned more than 18,000 acres, destroyed 14 tribal homes, cut power to main administrative buildings and water supply and endangered residents on the Spokane Indian Reservation.… The post Spokane Tribe celebrates Children of the Sun Solar Initiative with GRID Alternatives <br><span style='color:#404040;font-weight:600;font-size:15px;'>Solar installations are underway on homes and tribal community buildings</span> appeared first on Solar Power World.

Nexamp and Radiance Development complete two commercial solar projects in Georgia
16 May 2019 at 9:56pm
by Billy Ludt
Under the Renewable Energy Development Initiative (REDI), Georgia Power is adding more solar power to the grid with new commercial and industrial solar installations. Two of these new installations, owned and operated by Nexamp and developed jointly with Radiance Development, are now in operation. The projects, located in Bainbridge and Leesburg, are generating more than… The post Nexamp and Radiance Development complete two commercial solar projects in Georgia appeared first on Solar Power World.

Red Wolf Company expands into solar industry with suite of pre-construction services
16 May 2019 at 7:43pm
by Kelly Pickerel
After more than a dozen years supporting gas turbine outages in all 50 states and more than 20 countries, North Carolina’s Red Wolf Company has expanded into solar power with a suite of pre-construction services. “Red Wolf’s business is and has always centered on reducing total installation cost,” said Chris Brice, VP of Sales. “We… The post Red Wolf Company expands into solar industry with suite of pre-construction services appeared first on Solar Power World.

Pivot Energy awarded 11 community solar projects through Illinois Adjustable Block Lottery Program
16 May 2019 at 6:48pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Pivot Energy, a national solar developer, announced it has been awarded 11 community solar projects totaling approximately 29.36 MWdc of new solar capacity through the Illinois Adjustable Block Lottery Program. The projects will provide clean and affordable solar energy to the local communities in which they are based, and combined, are estimated to generate enough… The post Pivot Energy awarded 11 community solar projects through Illinois Adjustable Block Lottery Program appeared first on Solar Power World.

Guilderland Central School District unveils 3-MW ground-mounted solar array
16 May 2019 at 5:26pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Guilderland Central School District announces their brand-new 3-MW solar farm today on Becker Road in Altamont, New York. The District’s third and largest solar project, a 22-acre ground-mounted site built by ForeFront Power, is expected to produce 3.3 million kWh of clean electricity annually. The District is offsetting 58% of its annual energy consumption and… The post Guilderland Central School District unveils 3-MW ground-mounted solar array appeared first on Solar Power World.

Tesla completes acquisition of Maxwell Technologies
16 May 2019 at 4:24pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Tesla today announced is has successfully completed the acquisition of Maxwell Technologies, an ultracapacitor and battery manufacturer. The buyout was in a stock exchange estimated to be worth over $235 million. The deal is assumed to be in an effort to improve Tesla’s energy storage and EV businesses. Maxwell had been working on ways to… The post Tesla completes acquisition of Maxwell Technologies appeared first on Solar Power World.

CleanChoice Energy opens over 20 MW of Minnesota community solar capacity to residential customers
16 May 2019 at 3:22pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
CleanChoice Energy, a renewable energy company that empowers people and businesses to cut emissions and live cleaner lives, is opening 20.51 megawatts of community solar capacity available for residential customers. The new capacity is being supplied by fifteen solar farms owned and operated by AltusPower America in Blue Earth, Dakota, Douglas, Goodhue, McLeod, Meeker, Nicollet,… The post CleanChoice Energy opens over 20 MW of Minnesota community solar capacity to residential customers appeared first on Solar Power World.

Altenergy constructs 9-kW solar array at Virginia community college
16 May 2019 at 3:09pm
by Billy Ludt
Altenergy, a national solar company, has completed a 9-kW ground-mounted solar PV system for Eastern Shore Community College. The design-build solar project was part of an RFP response by Altenergy and Brite Electrical Systems in coordination with the ESCC to provide an engineered system. The solar installation provides educational opportunities, ongoing real-time operating data and… The post Altenergy constructs 9-kW solar array at Virginia community college appeared first on Solar Power World.

DNV GL report finds solar industry is technologically advanced compared to other energy industries
16 May 2019 at 3:00pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
The solar industry is leading the way in its digital transformation compared to other energy industries. These are the key findings of DNV GL’s report on “Digitalization and the Future of the Solar Energy Industry,” which surveyed nearly 2,000 engineers and senior executives from start-ups to large corporations in the energy sector. Solar companies are… The post DNV GL report finds solar industry is technologically advanced compared to other energy industries appeared first on Solar Power World.

Recurrent Energy sells Mustang solar project to Goldman Sachs
16 May 2019 at 2:25pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Canadian Solar announced its wholly owned subsidiary Recurrent Energy has sold its equity stake in the 134 MWp/100 MWac Mustang solar project to the Renewable Power Group of Goldman Sachs Asset Management. This transaction completes Recurrent Energy’s sale of equity stakes in the 973 MWp portfolio of California solar projects that came online in 2016.… The post Recurrent Energy sells Mustang solar project to Goldman Sachs appeared first on Solar Power World.


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